Updating kitchen lighting
So consider DIYing or buying a chopping board that covers your kitchen and stove when you're not using them to add extra space to work.
Or invest in a rolling cart that's at a height you can work at.
I went in search of kitchen spaces where soffits look good because they’ve been incorporated into the design plan of the kitchen.
This wood and white kitchen’s cabinet soffits are trimmed beautifully with molding so that they blend in with the upper cabinetry.
Kitchen soffits as a drop down ceiling can serve a purpose, often it is to hide beams, wiring, and pipes but sometimes not; I’ve always preferred a kitchen ceiling the same height as adjacent rooms.
The new lighting plan will help – we did remove the florescent light box and updated the lighting with recessed cans and pendants over the peninsula in December – new cabinets and countertops will also be a huge improvement.While we couldn’t redesign our ceiling soffits to incorporate any of those ideas into either kitchen remodel, I did find this this modern kitchen with a drop down ceiling which gives me hope that ours will look just fine in the Las Vegas house because of its more contemporary style.Whether you're renting and can't do a lot of permanent damage or even if you own a house but just don't have a budget to tear everything out and start from scratch, you can still make impactful changes and additions that will make your kitchen quite a bit nicer to look at (and nicer to use, too).It shows the drop down kitchen soffit above the footprint of the space which I wanted to remove so that the kitchen’s ceiling was the same height as the adjacent family room and breakfast nook.We tore out part of the ceiling only to discover that a structural beam and water pipes ran through the middle of it, the soffit wasn’t there just to house the big box florescent light, it was the hub of all the electrical, plumbing, and structural support of the home which made me upset because I wished the architect of this subdivision had designed the home so that the beams and pipes lived in the subfloor instead, grrr.